Not long to go now before next-gen arrives and we've seen a few new promo trailers this week for the PS4 and Xbox One showcasing the features we can look forward too. Both seem to be forgetting about the games a bit though. Elsewhere, the PS3 hit 80 million sales, matching the sales of the 360 right at the end. An obvious highlight though is finally seeing the new Rambo game in action. Yeah, it's been one of those weeks.
Some big names in the reviews section this week, with Assassin's Creed IV coming out on top and showing a fist-pumping return to form. Batman: Arkham Origins is badly in need of a patch or two, as its current state is all sorts of sad. In another instance of giant-killing, Jon wasn't too impressed with Call of Duty: Ghosts, but on the other hand, I really enjoyed the mad feel (makes no sense, just explodes stuff) of the single-player. Matt's been slaying it on the stage this week too with a review of Rocksmith 2014. We've got you covered for niche too, in the shape of a werewolf platformer, Blood of the Werewolf.
This week, we have a new selection of playthrough videos including Call of Duty: Ghosts' Extinction mode and Blackguards. Matt's been on the road getting a hands-on and interview for Dead Rising 3 and an interview for the controversial Ryse: Son of Rome. We know you lot like lists, so we have ones on how to spend your new GTA Online dollars, why ACIV is better than AC3 and some essential preparations you should take before next-gen arrives. Finishing up the week, I sat down and had a good old think about the highs and lows of Call of Duty: Ghosts' single player campaign.
- UK Games Charts | 2nd November 2013:Ass Flag IV at Number 1.
- Destiny Not In Development For PC To Avoid Stretching Bungie "Too Thin": But you're making it on PCs!
- Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Gets A Budget Price & Launch Window: Hopefully more game than cutscene this time.
- So Here's What A Steam Machine Prototype Looks Like: But is it worth a grand?
- Gran Turismo 6 Has 1197 Cars Including A Lunar Rover: Probably not troubling the McLaren P1.
- PS Vita Prepares For PS4 With New Firmware Update: Remote-play and Second Screen support.
- No Exclusive Killer Apps For SteamOS, Says Valve: I.e. no Half-Life 3.
- Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse Slithers Out In December As Two Episodes: Kickstarted adventure is almost ready.
- Leonidas & Riddick Tipped For Kane & Lynch Movie: Aka Gerrard Butler and Vin Diesel.
- Xbox One: Xbox Music Streaming Service Will Be Free For Gold Members [UPDATE: EXCEPT IT WON'T]: MS's fastest 180 yet.
- Four PS4 Trailers Bring The Quadruple Hype: Useful videos for those on the fence.
- PS3 Hits 80 Million Sales Milestone: Effectively level with the 360 now.
- Iwata Faces Tough Investor Grilling: "We Do Not See A Dark Future For Nintendo”: Is Iwata's time running out?
- Rambo: The Video Game Finally Reveals Some Gameplay Footage: Might be fun if you leave your brain out of it.
- GTA Online Stimulus Package Is Finally Rolling Out, But Is It Too Little Too Late?: A lot of money for an empty fairground?
- Is This 12-Minute Xbox One Dashboard Demo Vid Too Good To Be True?: Motion tracking for Skype is looking sweet.
- No Football Manager for Next-Gen Consoles: We call foul.
- Rocksmith 2014 Review | Shred School: Time to pick up that guitar? Yes.
- Batman: Arkham Origins Review | Lost In The Knight: Oh dear, fingers crossed for some urgent patches.
- Call Of Duty: Ghosts Current-Gen Review | The Old Kitchen Sink: A harsh score for COD being COD?
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Review | Brilliant Buccaneering: Ubi are back on top form.
- Blood of the Werewolf Review | Bite The (Silver) Bullet: Werewolf platforming? We're in.
- Game of the Month | October 2013: A lot of contenders here.
- Five Reasons Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Is Better Than Its Predecessor: Find out why we love AC again.
- Top Ten Tuesdays | How To Spend Your GTA Online Stimulus Package!: Try not to blow it all on strippers and guns.
- Dead Rising 3 Hands-On Preview | Crafting Catharsis: Capcom have turned it around nicely.
- Dead Rising 3 Interview | Josh Bridge On The Next-Gen Zombie Killathon: Matt chats all things next-gen zombie slaughter.
- Blackguards First Impressions Gameplay Video: Jon kills wolves, frees prisoners, goes slightly mad.
- VIDEO: Zoo Tycoon Xbox One Gameplay Preview Presentation | Strategy Sim Meets Kinectimals: There's Noah way I'm playing this. Geddit? Shut up!
- Dealspwn Playthrough | Call Of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Mode - Surviving The Hordes: See what all this aliens chatter is about.
- Game Buzz | Episode 54 - Xbone Fanboys: Don't tease the butterboys, guys.
- 11 Essential Preparations Before You Buy a PS4 or Xbox One: Be prepared for next-gen with my tips.
- Ryse: Son of Rome Interview | Design Director Patrick Esteves on Next-Gen Swords and Shields Combat: Ryse is looking better and better.
- The Highs and Lows of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Single Player: Come on, a dog attacks a helicopter! What's not to like?